Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, 1930–2013

June 12, 2013

The Board of Directors and staff of the Milbank Memorial Fund mourn the passing of our beloved colleague, Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, on June 7, 2013. He lived his profound commitment to the overwhelming importance of preventing and ameliorating suffering. As a Director of the Fund for the past fifteen years, Bishop Sullivan has been an exemplar, a mentor, and a friend. He brought wisdom and compassion to our work of helping to apply the best available evidence to policy and practice for maintaining and improving health. Bishop Sullivan contributed enormously to human betterment in the city, the state, and the nation. He blended spirituality with commitment to people and institutions; and did it with wit, charm, analytical precision, and—when persuaded to use it—a beautiful singing voice.